Replacement Remote Control?
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Hello, the remote control for by Zenith DTT901 Converter Box is broken. Can I go to the store and buy a replacement remote control, like one of those universal remote controls, and program it to work with my converter box, or do I have to call Zenith directly and purchase a replacement remote control from them?
Also, if a generic universal remote control will work with the Zenith digital converter box, what is the 4-digit universal code for the converter box to be used with the remote?
Nope, there are no known codes for universal remotes with these converter boxes. I guess they're too new? I tried to search one time for a replacement remote for someone, and I couldn't even find one for the RCA DTA 800B.
My Zenith DTT901 failed.. it no longer will allow turning on TV...
I have fount that URC-R6 will control both a Sony TV adn Zenith DTT901 box.. Follow the set up instructions included with the URC-R6 (made by Universal Remotes) and program the box on Cable.
I also control the Pany DVDR/VCR with this remote...
Works for me but the wife is not happy as she has to remember to hit TV or CABLE button before doing things like changing stations or sound levels...
Actually you can program a universal remote (even the cheap-o RCA 4-in-1s) you just have to use the 'code search' method as there is no codes listed for converters other than cable. you do have to use the 'CBL/SAT/DBS' mode when searching though. so far i've found it to be able to turn the Zenith boxes on/off and change channels, sadly no way to bring up the program guide or other features such as menu.
Best way is to get a 'learning remote' and while you do have a functioning remote control teach the universal ones to learn the functions absent the universal remote just in case you need it someday. a lot of the more expensive universal remotes work more features than cheap ones, so it's a matter of whether you're willing to live remoteless or pay more for a replacement when a replacement box is probably cheaper. or live with a half-working replacement remote.
KittyKat, Welcome to the DTVUSA Forum. You should be able to pick up a second hand Dish Network satellite remote for cheap and use it for your CECB. They sell for $15.00 and under quite often.
Originally Posted by KittyKat
I'll freely admit that I don't know much about the converter boxes, but I thought I'd read that one of the requirements to be a CECB was that it needed to be controllable by a universal remote. According to the manual here, "If you have a universal remote control, you may control this unit using it. To program the remote control to control this unit, set the remote controlís operation mode to TV or Settop Box, and set your remote control to the manufacturer codes of LG or Zenith."
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I used a universal remote control and programmed it in the (SAT/CABLE) box setting and used the RCA codes for it and it worked on both my DTA800 and DTA800B digital converter boxes perfectly.
Originally Posted by TonyT
That's good news! You wouldn't happen to recall which RCA codes you used would you?
Originally Posted by wcalifas831
DTVUSA Jr. Member
Ok well the remote I used is a (ONE FOR ALL) MODEL URC3021 that I bought at a Big Lots for 5.99. The code I used for this remote was 0392. The codes may vary depending on the brand of the remote. I used to have an RCA Directv receiver and I tried the remote from that one that was already programed for the Directv receiver and it worked for the digital converter as well. So if you have an old Directv remote that you used for your RCA directv receiver try it, and it should work also.
Originally Posted by Jay
Not so. Radio shack sells a combo remote control that includes sat/cable. Mine works great and thank goodness cause I just dropped my original into a bowl of water.
Please share the model number of the Radio Shack unit that works so well! You may be able to help many others ...